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9/11 Memorial Museum’s Design Honors the History and Recovery of Ground Zero

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Check Out 6sqft, a Brand New NYC Real Estate and Design Blog!

by , 05/21/14
filed under: Architecture,Interiors

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If you love ogling interiors as much as we do but live in a tiny 5-story walk-up (like we do), we highly recommend checking out 6sqft, a brand new NYC real estate and design website showcasing the some of the most incredible homes and residential developments located across Manhattan and Brooklyn. From the most opulent abodes, to minimalist modern spaces, and even a few amazing green projects like this Nolita penthouse complete with a rooftop garden full of chickens, there’s something there for everyone to enjoy. Check them out today!

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

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Kara Walker’s Giant Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory (PHOTOS)

by , 05/21/14
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New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

by , 05/20/14
filed under: Kids,Manhattan,Parks

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Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for toddlers to experience and explore the great outdoors. Designed for ages 3 to 7, the 9-week garden summer session isn’t your typical recreational day program. Children will be immersed in an East Village community garden where they’ll make memories amidst ponds, treehouses, turtles and a plethora of flora and fauna. Click through to learn more about the program and how to sign up!

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9 Green Innovations Spotted at Gizmodo’s First-Ever “Home of the Future” Showcase

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BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

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Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

by , 05/19/14
filed under: energy,Kids,Manhattan

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The Union Square Greenmarket is being transformed today into a green energy classroom for children and teenagers. Starting at 10:45am, GrowNYC will launch its Spring Energy Fair complete with pizza box solar ovens, green streetscapes, and the Recycling Olympics. Con Edison and the Union Square Greenmarket are co-sponsoring this free event that aims to engage youngsters with recycling education and green resources.

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Step Inside an Incredible World of Origami Art at Cooper Union This Summer

by , 05/19/14
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World’s First Electric Wooden Bike Launches in Brooklyn

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Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

by , 05/16/14

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If you passed by Times Square today, you may have wondered about the groupings of bright yellow chairs scattered about the plaza. The seats were installed for design firm Bade Stageberg Cox’s Street Theater, which will be on display until May 18th as part of the Times Square Arts program. The urban research project repurposed reclaimed chairs found on the streets of New York into an impromptu stage. The colorful chairs will be arranged in an auditorium-style configuration, inviting visitors to have a seat and take in the living theater that is Times Square.

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New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

by , 05/16/14

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New York State is proposing a revolutionary change to how utilities operate that would move away from the 20th century business model of centralized power stations to a 21st century market-based distributed energy system that would give solar and wind a big boost. Last week, the Public Service Commission (PSC) released a report entitled Reforming the Energy Vision calling for sweeping changes in the regulatory structure of electricity utilities to make it easier for smaller renewable energy producers such as rooftop solar owners to feed into the grid.

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

by , 05/15/14

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Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at the Spitzer School of Architecture, turned an independent study project into an opportunity to build the roofing structure of what will be The Yantalo Volunteer House, an ecologically sound community residence for hospital volunteers working in a rural Peru community. Slated to open later this year, the house uses local materials and features innovative sustainable building techniques – like a roof designed for water recapture and reuse – that will serve as a model for future development in the surrounding area.

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Obama Dedicates September 11 Memorial Museum Before It Opens to the Public Next Week

by , 05/15/14
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President Obama was in New York today to mark the opening of the long-awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan. The president was joined by survivors of the terrorist attacks as well as rescuers and the families of victims to dedicate the museum before its opens to the public on May 21st. Designed by Davis Brody Bond Architects, the monument’s halls were built to preserve the memories of those who perished and take visitors on an emotional journey surrounding the events of that tragic day.

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The Surprising Reason Why New York City Tap Water is Not Vegan (and Possibly Not Kosher)

by , 05/15/14
filed under: Water

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Happy Water Week NYC everyone! As this annual event showcases the most promising new innovations to solve local and global water issues, we took a closer look at one of our city’s most precious resources – our tasty tap water. New York City tap water has long been lauded for its crisp flavor and drinkability, but did you know that it is also home to tiny crustaceans called copepods? The discovery of the miniature organisms – which are distant relatives of the lobster – in our drinking supply has sparked a debate about whether NYC tap water is kosher or not.

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Aviator’s Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Aviator’s Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Open to grand views on three sides, “Villa for an Aviator” comprises raised and stacked vertical volumes that mimic the motion of an ascending plane. Rather than keep a plane’s streamlined form, Urban Office Architecture reconstructs the aeronautical components

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Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses Are Not at All What They Seem (PHOTOS)

Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses Are Not at All What They Seem (PHOTOS)

Notice anything strange about these doors?

Located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, the too-perfect townhouses actually hide a four-story, 125,000-sq-ft Con Edison substation that cost $300 million to build. Con Ed made a conscious decision to disguise

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Katy Skelton’s Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton’s Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton’s line is produced exclusively in the United States, and special care is taken to ensure that the workers who fabricate the furniture are paid a fair wage and operate in safe and responsible manufacturing conditions. The company even conducts

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MTA Developing App to Let Riders Purchase Paperless Tickets from Their Smartphones

MTA Developing App to Let Riders Purchase Paperless Tickets from Their Smartphones

You may never have to wait in line for train tickets again if the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s new plan to convert Metro-North and Long Island Railroad trains to a paperless ticketing system is successful. The MTA recently announced that it has worked

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DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

You will need:
- a blender
- a mason jar
- your smoothie ingredients (I used melon, apple, pear, locally-grown kale and water for mine)

STEP 1:
Very carefully unscrew the bottom cap of your blender pitcher. Be wary of the fact that the blade will

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Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

It seems like Brooklyn-based Fall On Your Sword was unable to stop once they popped, because they recently built a functioning pipe organ out of colorful Pringles cans! Inspired by the bone organ in the cult classic movie “The Goonies,” the artists

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Hello Brooklyn! We’re reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We’ve only been here for a short while but it’s already plain to see that the show is a feast for the eyes,

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BKLYN Designs 2014: Get a Sneak Peek at Elkamii’s Space-Saving Furniture Made in Brooklyn

BKLYN Designs 2014: Get a Sneak Peek at Elkamii’s Space-Saving Furniture Made in Brooklyn

Peliships are just the tip of the space-saving furniture iceburg for Elkamii. Another delightful creation this Brooklyn collaborative design consultancy has made is the The Curved Bench, another delightful creation made by the Brooklyn consultancy, is the

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Futuristic Williamsburg Hotel with 20,000-Sq-Ft Rooftop Farm Set to Rise Above Wythe Avenue

Futuristic Williamsburg Hotel with 20,000-Sq-Ft Rooftop Farm Set to Rise Above Wythe Avenue

If Williamsburg, Brooklyn doesn’t boast enough visual stimulus for you already, a futuristic new hotel set to rise at 55 Wythe Avenue will add yet another urban spectacle to the neighborhood. A tipster recently shared some new renderings of the Level Hotel project

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium lactate, resulting in a membrane that is less tough.

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